Masakhane Center is seeking passionate, motivated people to join our education team! This is a remote internship that will provide online workshops to young people in and around the Newark, NJ community. Interns receive extensive training on a variety of sexuality topics and workshop facilitation techniques.


As an all-volunteer organization, this internship is unpaid. However, we are excited to announce the availability of a couple of small scholarships for local Black, Indigenous and Latinx queer and trans folks to participate. At this time, these scholarships are only available for our Spring 2021 interns. Check out more details below.



  • Facilitate online sexuality education workshops for young people.

  • Assist in the development of our Sexuality & Social Justice workshop series. This includes the development of workshops focusing on reproductive justice, trans liberation, immigrant justice, queer liberation, environmental justice, and Black, Latinx and Indigenous sexuality hxtories.

  • Assist with social media planning and daily posting.

  • Assist in the occasional planning and execution of special events.



This internship runs from January 5, 2021 to May 13, 2021.


Interns must attend a mandatory online training on the following days/times:

  • January 5th through February 4th

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


After completing training, interns must be available to work at least 10 hours per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.



  • Advocate for sex positive, pleasure-focused education.

  • Advocate for reproductive justice, including full abortion rights and the rights of young pregnant and parenting folks.

  • Advocate for the rights of people marginalized for their orientations, gender alignments and/or expressions.

  • Have the ability to livestream or record themselves discussing a variety of sexuality topics. Interns must have reliable internet access during working hours.

  • Have the ability to use (or learn to use) Microsoft Office365 and Google Classrooms.

  • Are organized, reliable and creative.

  • Have demonstrated the ability to work within a team and independently.



  • Through the generous donations of our supporters, we are able to provide four $500 scholarships to local Black, Indigenous and Latinx queer and trans interns.

  • Interns receiving a scholarship must live in Essex or Union counties in New Jersey.



The application deadline is December 1st. Apply by submitting an application (below). Applicants are usually contacted within 48 hours. Please do not make follow-up calls.



  • Do I have to be a student in order to intern?

    • No. Masakhane does not have any educational requirements for any of our internship programs.

  • How many interns will be accepted?

    • We have a maximum capacity of 4 interns for the spring semester.

  • Can I still apply after the deadline?

    • No applications are accepted after the December 1st deadline.

  • Can I apply for a scholarship even though I don’t live in Essex or Union county?

    • No. Our scholarship is specifically for local folks.

  • Can I apply for a scholarship if I am not Black, Indigenous, Latinx, queer or trans?

    • No. Our scholarship is specifically for our most marginalized community members: Black, Indigenous, Latinx, queer and trans people.

  • I do not identify as trans, cisgender, queer or straight, can I still apply for a scholarship?

    • Yes! We use trans and queer as umbrella terms to cover anyone who is marginalized for their gender alignments. This includes non-binary, bisexual, agender, asexual, genderqueer, and all other genders and orientations that are not cisgender or heterosexual.

  • How is the scholarship money distributed?

    • Interns receiving scholarship money are given it in three installments. The first on January 7th, the second on March 11th, and the third on May 13th. Other arrangements may be worked out on a case-by-case basis.

  • When will I be informed if I am accepted as an intern/receiving a scholarship?

    • Interns accepted into the program are informed on December 7th. Folks receiving scholarships are informed at the same time.

  • Can I intern for a shorter period than outlined in the job description?

    • Due to the collaborative nature of our internship program, we ask everyone to intern during the same time period, January 5th to May 13th.

  • What can I expect to get out of a Sexuality Educator Internship with Masakhane Center?

    • Gain hands-on experience working with a nonprofit, community based organization.

    • Receive extensive training on all workshop topics offered by Masakhane, as well as public speaking, leadership and general communication skills.

    • The opportunity to lead and assist with workshops and major organizational projects.

    • The ability to practice teamwork, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills that can be applied in future community work, academic environments and/or professional careers.

    • Mentorship with experienced Sexuality Educators.

    • The opportunity to participate in networking events as well as any events attended or organized by Masakhane.

    • Successful interns will receive a strong letter of recommendation and a certification of completion of our sexuality education training program.


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